2009 MAT Award Winners and Nominees

Musicals

Leading Actor

  • Lee Sanders – Old Deuteronomy CATS (Rosewater)
  • Matthew McClure – El Gallo – The Fantasticks
  • Jason Meinhardt – Cervantes/Don Quixote/Alonso Quijana – Man of La Mancha
  • Allen Cox – Leo Bloom – The Producers

Leading Actress

  • Emily Sams – Lucy – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Tracy Vaden Moore – Luisa The Fantasticks (Rosewater)
  • Diane Mitchell – Josefine/Monica – Romance/Romance

Major Supporting Actor

  • Nick Morrett – Munkustrap – CATS
  • Reed Higgins – Padre/Prisoner – Man of La Mancha
  • Snapper Morgan – “Manservant/Sancho” – Man of La Mancha

Major Supporting Actress

  • Sarah McClure – Hortense – The Boyfriend
  • Gretchen Gordon – Ulla – The Producers
  • Jennifer Smiles-Plumley – Mungojerry – CATS
  • Sarah Perry – Cinderella – Into The Woods

Minor Supporting Actor

  • Joe Arnotti – McCavity- CATS
  • John Stephen King – Mortimer – The Fantasticks
  • Ramon Rodriquez – First Nighter, Cop, Accountant, etc. The Producers

Minor Supporting Actress

  • Cheryl Rodgers – First Nighter, Red Head, Shirley, etc – The Prodcuers
  • Rachel Busic – Rapunzel – Into The Woods
  • Alison Paul – Antonia/Prisoner – Man of La Mancha

Youth Award

  • Jaime Certusi “Little Red Ridinghood” – Into the Woods
  • Rachel Glazer “Lucinda” – Into the Woods
  • Kasey Willis “Florinda” – Into the Woods

Moira Thornett Director’s Award

  • Rob Hardie – CATS – Blackwell Playhouse
  • Mary Carolyn Conti – The Fantasticks – The Button Theatre
  • Adriana Bosna Warner – Man of La Mancha – Kudzu Playhouse
  • G. Scott Riley – The Producers – The Rosewater Theatre

Costume Design

  • Suzanne Heiser – The Boyfriend – ACT1 Theater
  • Lee Sanders & Rob Hardie – CATS – Blackwell Playhouse
  • Tricia Stewart – The Producers – The Rosewater Theatre

Set Design

  • Carolyn Choe – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Theatre on Main
  • Tim Link, John Christian, Cheri Mattox, & Rob Hardie – CATS – Blackwell Playhouse
  • Wally Hinds – Man of La Mancha – Kudzu Playhouse

Lighting Design

  • Bradley Bergeron & Keith Bergeron – CATS – Blackwell Playhouse
  • David Shelton – Man of La Mancha – Kudzu Playhouse
  • G. Scott Riley – The Producers – The Rosewater Theatre

Sound Design

  • Keith Bergeron & Rob Hardie – CATS – Blackwell Playhouse
  • Ambrosia Dickerson, Leigh Ann McIlvain, & Glenn Whitehead – Into the Woods – The Historic Holly Theatre
  • Wally Hinds & David Shelton – Man of La Mancha – Kudzu Playhouse

Music Direction

  • Susan Everhart – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Theatre on Main
  • Ginny Lockhart – The Fantasticks – The Button Theatre
  • Spencer G. Stephens – Man of La Mancha – Kudzu Playhouse
  • Bob Russell & Frank Steele – The Producers – The Rosewater Theatre

Choreograhpy

  • Pamela Hines – The Boyfriend – ACT1 Theater
  • Nicole Dramis – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Theatre on Main
  • Jennifer Smiles-Plumley – CATS – Blackwell Playhouse
  • Stephen Gamba – Into the Woods – The Historic Holly Theatre
  • Jane Morgan, Katie O’Neill, & Monique Barrett – Romance/Romance – Southside Theatre Guild

Overall Performance

  • CATS by Blackwell Playhouse
  • Man of La Mancha by Kudzu Playhouse
  • The Producers by The Rosewater Theatre

Plays

Leading Actor

  • Zip Rampy – “John Proctor” – The Crucible
  • Maurice McGruder – “Hoke” – Driving Miss Daisy
  • DeWayne Morgan – “Arnold” – Torch Song Trilogy

Leading Actress

  • Jessie Bishop – “Shelby” – Steel Magnolias
  • Jennifer Allman – “Lotty Wilton” – Enchanted April
  • Jo Howarth – “Gloria” – Don’t Look at the Fat Lady
  • Julie Gibbs – “Juliet” – Romeo & Juliet
  • Barbara McFann – “Daisy” – Driving Miss Daisy

Major Supporting Actor

  • Brink Miller – “Deputy-Governor Danforth” – The Crucible
  • Kevin Renshaw – “Boolie” – Driving Miss Daisy
  • Doug Stewart – “Wilson” – Whose Wives Are They Anyway

Major Supporting Actress

  • Qate Bean – “Mercutio” – Romeo & Juliet
  • Jessica DeMaria – “Nurse” – Romeo & Juliet
  • Dara Davis – “Tina” – Whose Wives Are They Anyway

Minor Supporting Actor

  • Jim Dailey – “Capulet” – Romeo & Juliet
  • Thomas Strickland – “Prince Escalus/Apothecary” – Romeo & Juliet
  • Bryan Lee – “David” – Torch Song Trilogy

Minor Supporting Actress

  • Dorie Turner – “Lady Capulet” – Romeo & Juliet
  • Rene’ Voige – “Sarah Good” – The Crucible
  • Diane Mitchell – “Laura Baker” – Whose Wives Are They Anyway

Youth Award

  • Kimberly Maxwell – “Mary Warren” – The Crucible
  • Allie Carroll – “Becky Spencer” – The Homecoming
  • Emily Brooks – “Patty Cake Spencer” – The Homecoming

Moira Thornett Director’s Award

  • Ellen McQueen – After Ashley – The Essential Theatre
  • Alyssa Jackson & Thomas Strickland – Romeo & Juliet – North Fulton Drama Club
  • Barbara Cole Uterhardt – Torch Song Trilogy – The Process Theatre Co.
  • Heather May & Jonny May – Whose Wives Are They Anyway – Southside Theatre Guild

Costume Design

  • Jane Kroessig Don’t Look at the Fat Lady – The Process Theatre Co.
  • Jane Kroessig The Crucible – Blackwell Playhouse
  • Frances Coven Beaudry & Jim Dailey A Company of Wayward Saints – Old Alabama Road Company
  • Heather May – Whose Wives Are They Anyway – Southside Theatre Guild

Set Design

  • G. Scott Riley – No Sex Please, We’re British – The Rosewater Theatre
  • Tim Link & Katy Clarke – The Homecoming – Lionheart Theatre Co.
  • Heather May, Keith Anderson, & Glen Emory – Whose Wives Are They Anyway – Southside Theatre Guild

Lighting Design

  • Mitch Marcus – The Crucible – Blackwell Playhouse
  • Murray Mann – Driving Miss Daisy – ACT1 Theater
  • Jim Dailey – A Company of Wayward Saints – Old Alabama Road Company

Sound Design

  • Jon Summers – After Ashley – The Essential Theatre
  • Topher Payne – Above the Fold – The Process Theatre Co.
  • Chuck Polasky – The Crucible – Blackwell Playhouse
  • Murray Mann Driving Miss Daisy – ACT1 Theater

Overall Performance

  • After Ashley by The Essential Theatre
  • Don’t Look at the Fat Lady by The Process Theatre Co.
  • Above the Fold by The Process Theatre Co.

Original Works

  • West of Eden by Letitia Sweitzer
  • Don’t Look at the Fat Lady by Topher Payne
  • Above the Fold by Topher Payne